Celebration of First-Year Exhibition

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 1:15pm to Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 1:15pm

Celebration of First-Year Exhibition

Great Hall from April 12th to 20th   

An exhibition of OCAD University first-year work, from across the disciplines.

Reception: Wednesday April 12th at 6pm

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Great Hall (2nd floor) 100 McCaul St., Toronto, ON
line drawing of fingers

Pat Fairhead @90: A Retrospective

Pat Fairhead @90: A Retrospective Exhibition Poster
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 1:00pm to Friday, April 28, 2017 - 4:00pm

Arts & Letters Club of Toronto

April 2 – April 28, 2017
Public Opening: Sunday, April 2, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

A career retrospective show of paintings by Pat Fairhead, RCA, a Charter member of the Arts & Letters Club. Curated by Wendy Whitemore from over 60 years of Pat’s work, this show features images from Canada East to West, the Canadian Arctic, Europe, Australia, Africa and South America. 

Venue & Address: 
Arts & Letters Club of Toronto 14 Elms Street, Toronto, Ontario

Homework - Illustrative Drawing and Painting Exhibition

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

Homework – Illustrative Drawing and Painting Exhibition in the Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries on 2nd and 3rd floors / March 20 – March 25 /OCADU’s Illustration Program students, working in nineteen small groups in their 4th Year Illustrative Painting course, curated and developed the exhibition themes and artwork for this collection of group exhibitions.


Venue & Address: 
Artscape Youngplace. 180 Shaw Street. Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
Free. Open Daily 8 am – 8pm except Saturday Mar 25, 8am – 2pm, exhibition closes at 2pm on March 25 Informal artist reception March 21, 7 - 9pm in the 2nd & 3rd floor hallway galleries.

Library Site-Interventions: Painting in the Expanded Field (DRPT-4011)

clear plastic box containing beetle larvae and pages from Kafa's The Metamorphosis
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:00am to Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 5:00pm

As part of the library’s ongoing site-specific art intervention project, selected students from Colette Laliberté's "Painting in the Expanded Field" (DRPT-4011) are exhibiting artworks in the Dorothy H. Hoover Library. Each work conceptually interacts with a theme, practice, or policy in the library as an institution. 


Works include:

  •   Cynella Cyril: Interconnected
  •   Jasmine Luk & Shinyoung Park: Walking Settlers, Stretching Pioneers
  •   Kate Rogers: Untitled
  •   Sylvester Teszeri: Boo K- Wurm
  •   Gordis Wong: Outsider/Insider
  •   Tara Zacharias: Author Unknown

image credit: Sylvester Teszeri. 2017. Plexiglass box (61 x 31 x 16 cm), copy of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis (trans. Susan Bernofsky; intro. David Cronenberg. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2014), beetle larvae.

Venue & Address: 
OCADU Library, 215 MCC (113 McCaul)

Unbounded First Generation Student Exhibition

exhibition, first gen
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6:30pm to Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 2:30pm
Venue & Address: 
Lobby, 100 McCaul Street.

OCAD U exhibition unveiled at Queen’s Park

Artists standing with President Sara Diamond in front of exhibition
Wednesday, February 15, 2017


On February 15, OCAD University unveiled a unique exhibition in the boardroom of the Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD). Curated by recent OCAD U graduate Delilah Rosier, the exhibition features 12 accomplished OCAD U student artists, giving viewers a sense of the unique, interdisciplinary works created at the university.  

  • Ella Bot
  • Jana Ghalayini
  • Antonio Giacchetti
  • Saba Giani
  • Abigail Holt
  • leaf jerlefia
  • Sofy Mesa
  • Renelyn Quinicot Javier
  • Oliver Roberts
  • Dahae Song
  • Louis-Philippe Tremblay-Chapdelaine
  • Carly Whitmore

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the efforts of Jennifer Long, Associate Chair, Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices and Miriam Kramer, Director, Government Relations & Partnerships.


Minister Deb Matthews meets with artists in her office

TERRA INCOGNITA: submission call

Thursday, February 16, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017

Terra Incognita can be defined as "an unknown territory, an unexplored country or field of knowledge". Artists may want to consider or reflect on the colonial historical narrative enforced through the celebration of Confederation. It is important to note that the exhibition will run concurrently with Canada's 150th anniversary.

This call is open to all Black, Indigenous, People of colour (BIPOC) students across the country!
The Indigenous Student Association (ISA) is looking for two-dimensional, three-dimensional and mixed media work for an exhibition that will run from July 6, 2017 to August 31, 2017.

Submission deadline: March 31, 2017.

All submissions must be made through Submittables: 
https://torontoartscape.submittable.com/submit/75958/call-for-submissions-terra-incognita and must include 3 to 5 images, a short biography and artist statement. For more details, see exhibition call poster or send us a message via Facebook or e-mail if you have any questions!

Please like and share widely and if you would like us to send you an image file so that you may print out the poster and display it at your institution please do not hesitate to send us a message.

We are so excited to share this with you, it is a long time coming! Please consider submitting!

The Indigenous Student Association (ISA) is a group of students from OCAD U who wish to create a positive, nurturing, and inclusive community. The ISA strives to collaborate and unify perspectives and thoughts, through our artworks, community involvement, and exhibitions. We are active within our communities individually, but by coming together in the IASA, we can contribute collectively and work towards a common goal.

Find out more about this and other OCAD U student-run groups: www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Artscape's Daniels Spectrum 585 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON
Terra Icognita poster

First Year In Three Dimensions

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, February 24, 2017 - 3:00pm
Venue & Address: 
Great Hall, 100 McCaul St.
First Year In Three Dimensions

A Group Exhibition of Photography by The Collaborators

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 4:30pm to Friday, February 24, 2017 - 6:30pm

The Collaborators is a dynamic group of 4th year Photography majors enrolled in OCAD University's Directed Photo Studio course. This exhibition is an opportunity to see the stellar work being produced by this team and an invitation to come and collaborate with us! We want to build our network and work with students and alumni from all areas of OCAD U and the community at large.

LOCATION: Ada Slaight Student Gallery, 2nd floor (North end) of 100 McCaul street. Wheelchair accessible.

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, Feb 16, 4:30-6:30 pm
EXHIBITION CONTINUES until Friday, Feb 24th


Jason Collette-Lockyer, Mariam El-Toukhy, Nadia Fareed, Ashley Harry, Ashley Hiltz, Brooke Holmes, Emily Howes, Jessie Kitchen, Nicol Labal, Tamara Leger, Dion Lin, Angela Lui, Hannah O'Gorman, Cory Parsons, Bryant Pimlatt, Sheana Puvicanthan, Kevin Ramos, Shivani Sharma, Anna Staier, Becky Thorpe, Tiffany Voiadzis, Natalie Wainewright

For more info, please visit our facebook page




Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Ada Slaight Student Gallery, 2nd floor (North end) of 100 McCaul street, Toronto *Wheelchair accessible*
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The Collaborators poster, line drawing of hand with string bow on finger.  Poster with text

The Un-Othered Body

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Un-Othered Body highlights the ways in which class, race, and gender all shape how othered bodies are perceived and navigate within contemporary spaces.

Exhibition Dates: February 8 -16, 2017
Opening Reception: February 9, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Panel Discussion: February 14, 12:00pm

Works by:

Dainesha Nugent-Palache
Jenny Cheng
Karina Iskandarsjah
Mariam Magsi
Oreka James
Tau Lewis

Panel Facilitator: Jessica Karuhanga

Curated by Esmaa Mohamoud


Special thanks to the OCAD U ODESI Office and Graduate Studies Office for their generous support.

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, ground floor, 205 Richmond Street W
The Un-Othered Body poster